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Jan 30

NBA-IU Pep Night with the Pride of Paoli

Who likes Indiana Basketball?!

The IU chapter of the National Band Association is teaming up with the Pride of Paoli for a special night of pep, fun, music, and observing.

You have the opportunity of joining the NBA-IU executive board and other members of the Jacobs community in filling out the Pride of Paoli pep band for their final home game against Perry Central.

Here’s the skinny:

  • When: Friday, February 17th (call time is 6pm in Paoli)
  • Where: Paoli Jr-Sr High School, Paoli, IN (about an hour south of Bloomington on IN-37)
  • Who: The Paoli Pep Band and IU Music Education Majors

Mr. Bill Laughlin has graciously extended the invite to all IU musicians who would like to join the Paoli Pep Band! All those who participate will get to sit in with the band during rehearsal (led by Assistant Historian, Trevor K. Ousey) and play with the students during the game as well. You will get the opportunity to witness a behind-the-scenes look at how a small, rural school creates a positive and successful environment for band players, even for pep band!

Need even more reason to join us on the 17th?

All those who attend will get FREE PIZZA after the game, courtesy of the Paoli Band Boosters.

Still not enough?

This event has also been given I201 master class accreditation! So, if you are in need of some I201 master class credits, what a better way to earn some?!

STILL not enough?

Those who join the Paoli Pep Band will have the opportunity to have a Q and A with Bill Laughlin, recipient of dozens of awards and the director of the 13-time state championship Pride of Paoli and ISSMA Gold Rating Paoli Symphonic Band.

If you want to come but do not have a car, do not worry. I will arrange carpooling so that anyone who wants to come can do so!

Play a large instrument like a tuba, barritone, or mellophone? The Paoli band department can furnish you a horn for the night.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/252633498142378/

So, you want to come!? Fantastic! Please fill out the following Google Docs form to RSVP: http://bit.ly/PaoliPepBand

Please feel free to e-mail tkousey@indiana.edu if you have any questions!